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2010-01-26 08:00:00

HOUSTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Radio personality, Michael Garfield, "The High-Tech Texan" from the Business Maker show, will host the annual Tech Connection event this Thursday evening. The event brings together ten (10) local organizations that offer access to the connections and resources necessary for building a successful technology company. Tech Connection is an opportunity to learn about these organizations, their plans for the future and what Houston is doing to create jobs in...

2010-01-18 12:01:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Houston trial law firm Arnold & Itkin LLP is announcing a $1.72 million verdict handed down in favor of a New Braunfels man who was severely injured in an industrial accident at BP America Inc.'s oil refinery plant in Texas City, Texas. A jury in Judge David E. Garner's 10th Judicial District Court in Galveston County issued the verdict late Friday, Jan. 15, 2009, after finding Bridgeville, Pa.-based Maxim Crane Works completely liable for...

2009-12-30 09:37:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A Texas federal court was asked late Tuesday to enter a $100.3 million judgment against BP (NYSE: BP) after a federal jury rejected the company's denials about a series of allegedly toxic emissions in 2007 at its Texas City refinery, according to The Buzbee Law Firm. On Dec. 18, a jury in Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt's court in Galveston, Texas awarded $100 million in punitive damages to 10 contract workers who alleged that they were exposed in a series...

2009-12-18 21:58:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A federal jury late Friday awarded more than $100 million to 10 plaintiffs who alleged that they were exposed or injured in a series of toxic emissions in early 2007 at a BP (NYSE: BP) plant in Texas City, Tex., according to the Buzbee Law Firm. The jury in Judge Kenneth M. Hoyt's court in Galveston awarded $10 million in punitive damages to each of the plaintiffs after the company repeatedly denied that leaks had occurred on four separate dates...

2009-12-03 09:22:00

GALVESTON, Texas, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Galveston homeowners whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Ike can now apply for assistance from the city's new Disaster Recovery Housing Program - a voluntary program designed to help repair damage and, when necessary, reconstruct homes. All eligible homeowners are encouraged to apply. "The City of Galveston is grateful to have received the funding to help our city's homeowners rebuild," said Steve LeBlanc, Galveston City Manager. "We are now...

2009-11-23 14:05:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Lawmakers, business leaders, BAE Systems employees and concerned citizens gathered outside of Minute Maid Park in Downtown Houston today to call on the Army to reconsider the flawed bidding process that has taken away a contract to build military armored vehicles at a nearby Sealy plant and will cause the loss of thousands of jobs in Texas and hit the Houston region's economy by nearly $2 billion a year. Taking away the contract for building the Army's...

2009-11-18 15:13:00

HOUSTON, Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- A flawed bidding process that took away the contract for building the U.S. Army's Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles from BAE Systems of Sealy, Texas, will cost the Houston region $1.8 billion annually if not reversed, according to an in-depth analysis by the Greater Houston Partnership. The $3 billion contract is currently under investigation by the Government Accountability Office in Washington, D.C., which will unveil its recommendations to the U.S. Army...

2009-10-13 07:00:00

Exhibit "Forgotten Gateway" to Highlight the Galveston History as a Port of Entry and Immigrants Who Shaped the American History GALVESTON, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Moody Gardens is looking for area residents with ties to the immigrants who came to the U.S. through Galveston. Those descendant families are encouraged to share Galveston immigration stories and historical artifacts toward the new traveling exhibit Forgotten Gateway: Coming to America through Galveston...

2009-09-14 10:47:00

Superior Construction and Elevation Are Key to Home and Business Survival TAMPA, Fla., Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Government minimum flood elevation requirements for properties vulnerable to storm surge throughout the Gulf Coast region are woefully inadequate, according to a new study of property damage caused by Hurricane Ike, which struck the Bolivar Peninsula near Galveston, Texas one year ago yesterday, Sept. 13, 2008. The study, HURRICANE IKE: Nature's Force vs. Structural...

2009-09-09 13:16:00

VILLAGE OF TIKI ISLAND, Texas, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- With the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Ike fast approaching, many residents of the Texas Gulf Coast are extremely thankful to have returned to their homes after making repairs wrought by the Category 2 storm, which hit land in Galveston on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, shortly after 2 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Many others are still settling insurance claims and rebuilding. Still others have lost everything. Ginger and Neal Glass...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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